Cawker City, Kansas
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Claim to Fame
Souls for Sables, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1922
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Parents were Ella and G. E. Cronk. Education at Broadway High School, Seattle, Washington and Washburn Preperatory Academy, Topeka, Kansas. She studied voice and piano at Cohn`s Conservatory of Music in Seattle, Washington. Started film career as an extra on Lasky lot, signed to stock by Allan Dwan to work in First National pictures. Signed by Lois Weber to lead role in "What Do Men Want," at which time changed her name to Claire Windsor from Claire Cronk. Toured with Al Jolson stage show in 1933.
Full Name at Birth
Clara Viola Cronk
Rosella R. Fearing Cronk
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Claire Windsor (April 14, 1892 – October 24, 1972) was a notable American film actress of the silent screen era.
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Biography by Sandra Brennan
American actress Claire Windsor, born Clara Viola Cronk in Cawker City, KS, was a star of Hollywood silent films during the 1920s. Prior to becoming the star of a series of Lois Weber films during the early '20s, she played bit parts. When sound became predominant, Windsor retired from films and only occasionally returned to play character parts.
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